Notre Dame Belmont

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Mission & History

Notre Dame Belmont (NDB) is committed to developing responsible young women of active faith, strong intellect, and Christian leadership in a nurturing and compassionate community, dedicated to promoting justice and peace in the world. Guided by the Hallmarks of a Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur education, the faculty and staff work to develop the unique gifts and talents of the students so they may achieve their full potential and serve the world.
Notre Dame Belmont is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), dedicated to the educational mission of St. Julie Billiart. The School was founded in 1851 and the first students were enrolled at the Belmont campus in 1923. NDB is located in the heart of Silicon Valley on over 10 acres in Belmont, California, a professional suburban community located between San Francisco and San Jose. 
Notre Dame Belmont provides an educational foundation that emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social awareness. Reflecting the vision of St. Julie Billiart and her pioneer Sisters, NDB continues to be a special place for students to learn, grow, and prepare for a life of commitment and purpose. Although the School’s entrepreneurial and indefatigable foundress began teaching young women “what they need to know for life” during the French Revolution, her spirit lives on as a timely inspiration today for the young women of Notre Dame Belmont, in the heart of Silicon Valley, where they pursue their dreams of becoming innovative change agents and leaders, with a commitment to social Justice.
As a member of a Tri-School program with Junipero Serra High School and Mercy High School Burlingame, NDB offers students opportunities for a co-educational experience in the areas of academics, performing arts, and student activities. The School is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).